So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

Downloadable Audiobook - 2018
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A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divideIn So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor-at-Large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans. Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word."
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2018]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781538475324
1538475324
Branch Call Number: EAUDIO OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (7 hr., 44 min., 57 sec.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Turpin, Bahni

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Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism. A local author who won the Washington State Book Award in 2019 for Nonfiction. (Always available)

A clear and candid contribution to an essential conversation (Kirkus.) Ijeoma Oluo was a SAL speaker in January, 2018.

Recommended by Three Tree Books in Seattle.
Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism.

"A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. ...Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, a... Read More »


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BostonPL_JordanD Jul 31, 2020

As I read White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo first, this was a really great follow up to it. I don't think you need to read them specifically in any order, they weren't meant to "go together", but honestly, they do go very well together as basic primers for understanding racism in America.

I listened to the audiobook and I really liked the narrator's voice. I could listen to her talk all day! I also liked how this book was written. The author did a good job of getting her point across in an easy to understand way that didn't beat around the bush.

This is necessary information for everyone to read and I can't stress that enough. READ THIS BOOK. You'll be glad you did.

Also, kudos to her 8-year-old for calling out the Pledge of Allegiance as he did!

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